Premise: Like Candid Camera with a horror/sci fi theme, Scare Tactics is a hidden-camera TV show that sets people up in movie-like situations with the intention of scaring them.
Hosts: Shannen Doherty, Stephen Baldwin and Tracy Morgan
Years Active: 2003-2004, 2008-present
Network: Sci Fi Channel
Running Time: 30 minutes
Original Air Dates: April 4, 2003 - October 10, 2003
Episode #: 1
Summary: People driving through the desert are attacked by an alien. A man thinks he's blown someone up with an experimental weapon. A man thinks his friend is buried alive. A masked killer stalks camp counselors.
Episode #: 2
Summary: Campers in an RV are attacked by Bigfoot. Shannen Doherty's assistant is framed in a kidnapping plot. A medical testing subject witnesses a heart experiment gone awry. A car of partygoers picks up a crazed hitchhiker.
Episode #: 3
Summary: A clean-up crew finds a mutated clone in an abandoned genetics lab. A man invites his friend to a party that turns into a cult ritual. A repo man is sent to a house and discovers a body in a freezer. A man is trapped in a cage with a gorilla.
Episode #: 4
Summary: A man experiences radiation poisoning from a meteor and is quarantined by government agents. A blind date turns into an exorcism when his date turns out to be possessed. A man who thinks he's playing a prank on a barber panics when he gives the barber a heart attack. Shannen Doherty and friends take a cab ride that ends in a hit-and-run adventure.
Episode #: 5
Summary: A worker at an abandoned rail station is stuck on the tracks as a ghost train approaches. A man is interrogated by police officers who find a dead body in his trunk. A receptionist works at an experimental spa specializing in sadomasochism. A monster attacks a night shift crew.
Episode #: 6
Summary: A receptionist discovers that the doctor she's working for sells organs on the black market. A babysitter fears that a monster has stolen the child she's looking after. A man is framed for the disappearance of a stripper. Partygoers near Area 51 encounter government resistance.
Episode #: 7
Summary: A man who thinks he's working on a reality show starring Shannen Doherty encounters a maniac who breaks into her home. A man who thinks he's playing a werewolf prank on a woman has the tables turned when she pulls a gun. A woman hired to care for a boy in a bubble panics when the life support machine fails. A man invites his friend to what turns out to be a ritualistic sacrifice in the desert.
Episode #: 8
Summary: A woman witnesses aliens abduct her friend. A nanny discovers that her new employers are cannibals. A séance goes awry. A corpse comes to life in the back of a hearse.
Episode #: 9
Summary: A Chupacabra is discovered on Shannen Doherty's farm. A car deal goes wrong. A prank goes bad, leaving blood on someone's hands. A magician's assistant fears she's killed the magician.
Episode #: 10
Summary: A tanning salon patron fears that an experimental tanning cream is radioactive. A man gets wrapped up in a government investigation while waiting for the cable guy. A psychic little girl creeps out a restaurant patron. A dead boy in a coffin comes to life.
Episode #: 11
Summary: A man is trapped in a warehouse full of hazardous waste. A boyfriend is horrified when experimental laser plastic surgery makes his girlfriend deformed. A tainted appetizer turns lunch into an emergency. A babysitter fears that the girl she's looking after is a killer.
Episode #: 12
Summary: Lab workers are trapped in a room filled with deadly gas. An office worker gets involved in a government conspiracy. A husband volunteers his wife's eggs for use in cloning. A woman thinks she's been contaminated by an underground nuclear silo beneath her workplace.
Episode #: 13
Summary: A toxic spill occurs in a lab. A job applicant is accused of being a serial killer. A babysitter is trapped in a haunted house. An experimental car that runs on radioactive fuel goes out of control.
Episode #: 14
Summary: An escaped lunatic takes control of a group of partygoers' vehicle. A beast is let loose in a warehouse. A man portraying Norman Bates thinks he's playing a joke, but the tables are turned on him. A worker in a soup kitchen discovers that the chef is cooking homeless people.
Episode #: 15
Summary: A woman working in a magic shop is stalked by a crazed ex-employee dressed as a clown. A news crew interviews a serial killer with psychic powers. A worker at a photo lab develops pictures of a murder. A woman is chased by a demonic truck.
Episode #: 16
Summary: People touring property under construction encounters a chainsaw-wielding cult. A house sitter discovers a creature in the living room. A group of noisy camp counselors are attacked by their hillbilly neighbors. A group of friends get involved in an alien encounter.
Episode #: 17
Summary: Exterminators encounter a large spider. A woman discovers that the person she is caring for has been kidnapped. A man pretending to be a doctor thinks the prank he's playing goes awry when the "victim" becomes violent. A repo man gets involved in a high-speed chase.
Episode #: 18
Summary: A security guard discovers that a killer is on the loose. A job applicant begins to suspect that the interviewer is a vampire. A babysitter fears that a girl's grandmother has returned from the grave. A parking attendant has a run-in with a killer car.
Episode #: 19
Summary: A medical test volunteer discovers that the pills he has taken might kill him. An obsessed woman returns to take her ex-boyfriend to the prom. A janitor encounters an experiment that brings the dead back to life. A worker on a construction site gets a visit from a shape-shifter.
Episode #: 20
Summary: A cable guy discovers a body underneath the house. A man taking part in a dig at an ancient Native-American burial site feels threatened by evil spirits. Three friends witness a murder on videotape. A babysitter discovers a crazed ex-babysitter creeping around the house.